Sunday, February 10, 2013
Light, fluffy snow on rooftops can act as a sponge for rain, which is in the forecast for Monday. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency offers these tips.
With rain in Waltham's forecast for Monday, the Blizzard of '13 may not be finished wreaking havoc in Massachusetts. While temperatures dropped overnight on Friday resulting in light, fluffy snow, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) warns that fluffy snow piled high on roofs can act as a sponge, absorbing rain and adding additional stress to structures. Relatively flat roofs are particularly vulnerable, MEMA says. In other cases, roof ice dams have formed causing water build-up, leading to interior damage. These conditions can accelerate the snowmelt. To minimize the risk of over-stressing a building roof due to accumulated or drifting snow: Be on the alert for large accumulating snow build-up or snowdrifts. If roof snow …
Let's measure the blizzard through lawn ornaments!
Saturday, February 9, 2013
For one Waltham man, winter life in his native Ireland is drastically different than his new home in Massachusetts.
Waltham resident Colm Hamill, a native of Ireland, took a few moments on Saturday, Feb. 9 to chat about what friends back in his native country think about the huge snowfall in Waltham.
Stay connected on up-to-date information for the potential blizzard.
Thanks to the blizzard, Waltham is expecting up to three feet of snow this weekend. See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
Saturday, February 9
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows snowfall in the past 24 hours. It is updated every 6 hours. This is not a map showing overall snow depth: It only tracks the amount of snow that has fallen in the past day. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of Waltham Patch's coverage area.